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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My male cat is 1 years old and he doesnt eat the dry cat

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my male cat is 1 years old and he doesnt eat the dry cat food and he doesnt drink water
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name?
Customer: Marley
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Marley?
Customer: he only eats wet cat food
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

That's OK by me. Current thinking is that cats should only eat wet food. That's likely to keep these desert animals better hydrated which then keeps their urinary tract healthier. If Marley isn't drinking water, he's getting enough water through the wet food. His kidneys are remarkably good at concentrating urine thus preserving water.

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